Most of time, when a fast food joint has some kind of cheap or free deal, it's to tie into a "national day" of some sort. "National Ice Cream Day" or "National Cheese Day" or even "Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday" For some reason, the deal for Tuesday has nothing attached to it.
Today is National Back to School Day.
Well, that's half true,. Of course in Michigan school doesn't start until after Labor Day.
In other parts of the country, school has been in for a couple of weeks now. What???
One of the great joys of living in Michigan is our collective love of hot dogs! There are plenty of places in this food land of ours that claim to have the best type of hot dogs. Chicago, New York, LA and Cincinnati are just a few places where hot dogs are king...
Just because I have refound my diabetic diet and carb counting doesn't mean I still don't love fast food. I just have to be careful and watch what I eat now. And know the carb amounts. And I will still be here to tell you the deals!
But the reason why seems a bit off. Maybe in other parts of the country, school starts a little earlier. When I lived in Kentucky, school started on August 9. That's early. Almost a month earlier than in Michigan due to Labor Day. Or maybe it's a southern thing, since Sonic is a big southern thing.
I seem to remember there used to be more food specials on Tax Day. Maybe the marketing people at fast food places are either getting cheaper, or they are realizing people are just going in for the free stuff and not actually buying stuff. Like me.
Some holidays/national days lend themselves to food specials and giveaways more than others.
Today is March 14, or 3-14 -- Pi Day. Pi is the equivalent of 3.14159265359, which is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It is represented by the Greek letter π, which is pronounced pi.
So, a pie giveaway. Well, then, that only makes sense.